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La verte moisson

Francois Villiers Franța, 1959

dionysus67's rating of the film Green Harvest

One of the many great French resistance films, this one impresses with the -at points- Bressonian sparsity with which Villiers films the imprisoned resistance fighters. Shot in beautiful chiaroscuro it captures perfectly the labyrinthine Hades of Nazi prisons, the dilemmas about the imminent punishment and the solidarity with which the group takes the consequences of their heroism. Finely acted, moving and poetic.